Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Peace Dependent on Fair Elections: Hekmatyar

Peace Dependent  on Fair Elections: Hekmatyar

June 18,2019

KABUL - The reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on Monday, said that his party will not remain silent over what he described the monopoly of the peace process and the elections by certain players. ..

Taliban, US Set to Hold Crucial Round of Afghan Peace Talks

Taliban, US Set to  Hold Crucial Round of  Afghan Peace Talks

June 17,2019

ISLAMABAD - The United States and the Taliban are scheduled to hold a crucial round of negotiations in Qatar early this week amid high expectations of a breakthrough in nearly ...

Watchdog Reps Asked to Watch Probe into Ahmadzai Claims

Watchdog Reps  Asked to Watch Probe into Ahmadzai Claims

June 17,2019

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Sunday asked religious scholars, media and women to introduce their representative to witness an investigation into allegations by ...

MoUs on Railroad, Investment Inked with Turkmenistan

MoUs on Railroad, Investment Inked with Turkmenistan

June 17,2019

HERAT - Afghanistan and Turkmenistan on Sunday signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to expanding rail network, increasing import of energy and attracting investment...

Insecurity, Forced Marriage Women’s Main Concerns: Survey

Insecurity, Forced Marriage Women’s Main Concerns: Survey

June 17,2019

KABUL - Afghan women have been in deep trouble due to lack of security, education and forced marriages, a recently survey says.
The survey conducted by the Provincial ...

Kabul Sees with Trust Washington Pledges to Afghan Peace: Ghani

Kabul Sees with Trust  Washington Pledges to Afghan Peace: Ghani

June 17,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says progress in the Afghanistan peace process needs regional consensus and attention to relations between Taliban and their supporters ...

10 Logar Schools Reopen after Week-Long Closure

10 Logar Schools Reopen after  Week-Long Closure

June 17,2019

PUL-I-ALAM - Ten schools which had been closed by local residents in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province have been reopened, an official said on Sunday...

Strong Start for National U20 Futsal Team in AFC Championship

Strong Start for National U20 Futsal Team in AFC Championship

June 17,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s U20 National Futsal Team strongly started the AFC Futsal Championship in Iran and defeated Hong Kong 6-1 in their first match. Hong Kong bow out from ...

Local Army Helps Improve Security in Nangarhar

Local Army Helps Improve  Security in Nangarhar

June 17,2019

JALALALBAD - Officials and residents of eastern Nangarhar province say security has improved with the creation of the local army in some districts...

Afghanistan, US Have Coordination on Peace : president ghani

Afghanistan, US Have Coordination on Peace : president ghani

June 13,2019

President Ghani says Afghanistan and the US are following a regular information sharing process on peace.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, who met ...

Abdullah Blames Taliban’s ‘Obstinacy’ for Persistence of War in Afghanistan

Abdullah Blames  Taliban’s ‘Obstinacy’  for Persistence of War in Afghanistan

June 13,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said that the war in the country is continuing because of Taliban's obstinacy...

Nabil Office Blasts Changes in Election Bodies

Nabil Office Blasts Changes in Election Bodies

June 13,2019

KABUL - Security and Justice Presidential Team, led by Rahmatullah Nabil, has accused the government of not being sincere to hold free and fair election and claims members ...

Afghanistan Becomes the World’s ‘Least Peaceful’ Country

Afghanistan Becomes the World’s ‘Least Peaceful’ Country

June 13,2019

A new study says Afghanistan has replaced Syria as the "least peaceful country in the world.” ...

Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed in Zabul: Governor

Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed in Zabul: Governor

June 13,2019

QALAT - Officials said the clash between the Afghan forces and the Taliban in Dai Chopan district in Zabul...

US Envoy Working on Four ‘Pillars’ for Afghan Peace

US Envoy Working on Four  ‘Pillars’ for Afghan Peace

June 12,2019

A US State Department spokesperson says Khalilzad had lengthy discussions with President Ghani...

Kabul, Islamabad Agree on High-Level Exchanges

Kabul, Islamabad Agree on High-Level Exchanges

June 12,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed high-level exchanges between the neighbours are essential for strengthening bilateral cooperation...

Lawmakers Warn Not to Attend Future Sessions of WJ If Deadlock Continues

Lawmakers Warn Not to Attend Future Sessions of WJ If Deadlock Continues

June 12,2019

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Tuesday warned not to attend future sessions as a result of continued differences over the election of speaker for the lower house...

UN Stresses Role of Kunduz People in Peace Process

UN Stresses Role of Kunduz People in Peace Process

June 12,2019

KUNDUZ CITY - During his trip to Kunduz province on Tuesday, Tadamichi Yamamoto attended a seminar titled “Women’s Role in ongoing Peace Process”...

Taliban Have to Respond Positive to People’s Voice for Peace: Kay

Taliban Have to Respond Positive to  People’s Voice for Peace: Kay

June 12,2019

JALALABAD - Attaullah Khogyni governor’s spokesman of eastern Nangarhar province told Pajhwok Afghan News that NATO civilian representative for Afghanistan ...

Concerns Growing Over Release of Taliban’s Prisoners

Concerns Growing Over  Release of Taliban’s Prisoners

June 12,2019

- The Afghan government has started the process of releasing nearly 900 Taliban inmates from prisons across Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, Iran Agree to Expand Nuclear Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes

Afghanistan, Iran Agree to  Expand Nuclear Cooperation  for Peaceful Purposes

June 12,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to expand bilateral nuclear ...

Ghani, Khalilzad Renew Call for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Ghani, Khalilzad Renew Call for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

June 11,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad have underlined the need for an intra-Afghan dialogue on ending the ongoing war in the country...

Ghani, Khalilzad Renew Call for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Ghani, Khalilzad Renew Call for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

June 11,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad have underlined the need for an intra-Afghan dialogue on ending the ongoing war in the country...

MoI Prepares to Finalize Food Contract Graft Case

MoI Prepares  to Finalize Food  Contract Graft Case

June 11,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) is preparing to finalize the case involving at least 27 individuals, among them Haji Rasa, a food contractor, who is accused ...

Intra-Afghan Negotiations in Doha Next Month

Intra-Afghan  Negotiations in  Doha Next Month

June 11,2019

KABUL - Facilitated by the German government, intra-Afghan talks will take place in Qatar next month, well-placed sources said on Monday...

Afghans Lose ‘Hundreds of Millions of Dollars’ in Forex Trading

Afghans Lose ‘Hundreds  of Millions of Dollars’ in Forex Trading

June 11,2019

KABUL - Statistics by Kabul-based Money Exchangers Union indicate that the foreign exchange, or forex, trading has inflicted "hundreds of millions of dollar ...

IECC Foreign Commissioner from Ghana Accused of Fraud

IECC Foreign Commissioner from Ghana Accused of Fraud

June 11,2019

KABUL -  In line with the election law, two members of the IECC should be foreigners who would share their experiences with local commissioners for free and fair polls and ...

Gen. Miller, Khalid Visit Farah Province to Assess Security Situation

Gen. Miller, Khalid Visit Farah Province to Assess Security Situation

June 11,2019

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support Commander Gen. Scott Miller and top Afghan security officials, including acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid have traveled to western Farah ...

Gen. Miller, Khalid Visit Farah Province to Assess Security Situation

Gen. Miller, Khalid Visit Farah Province to Assess Security Situation

June 11,2019

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support Commander Gen. Scott Miller and top Afghan security officials, including acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid have traveled to western Farah ...

In 10 Ghazni Districts, There is No Active Girls’ School

In 10 Ghazni Districts,  There is No Active Girls’ School

June 11,2019

GHAZNI CITY -  There is no girls’ school operational in 10 districts of southern Ghazni province and as a result thousands of girls are deprived of their right to education...

Saffron Baba: Saffron Needs Less Water, Work Than Poppy

Saffron Baba: Saffron Needs Less Water, Work Than Poppy

June 11,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Haji Gul Mohammad, 60-year old, who is also known as Saffron Baba in Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, says saffron crop requires less ...

Wolesi Jirga Fails to Hold Session

Wolesi Jirga Fails  to Hold Session

June 09,2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga did not hold its session on Saturday after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays because a majority of lawmakers were absent amid unresolved differences over the speaker election. ..

Voter Registration Begins Countrywide: Nuristani

Voter Registration  Begins Countrywide: Nuristani

June 09,2019

Officials said the Independent Election Commission will not use biometric system in the voter registration process.
KABUL - The voter registration process ...

ICC Prosecutor Presses for Afghanistan War Crimes Investigation

ICC Prosecutor Presses for Afghanistan  War Crimes Investigation

June 09,2019

WASHINGTON - The International Criminal Court's (ICC) prosecutor has sought to appeal the court's rejection of an investigation into crimes linked to the conflict in Afghanistan by armed groups ...

‘US-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny for Missing Millions’

‘US-Funded  Afghan College Under Scrutiny for Missing Millions’

June 09,2019

KABUL - United States government investigators say they cannot account for $63 million in funding for the American university in Kabul, a The New York Times report says ...